No doubt MSU can win more
There shouldn't be any doubt that the Mississippi State Bulldogs can go to the College World Series and do very well.
When MSU begins its quest for a national championship on Saturday night against Washington, it has just a good a chance as any team in Omaha, Nebraska, to bring home the title.
The Bulldogs are already 6-0 against the field with sweeps over Florida and Arkansas this season. It has already defeated other national seeds that have since been eliminated in Florida State and Ole Miss. Elijah MacNamee took care of the Seminoles with one swing of the bat a the Tallahassee Regional a couple of weeks ago.
MSU has proven to be a battled-tested squad just because of what it faced during the season in the Southeastern Conference.
Interim head coach Gary Henderson said on Monday that his Bulldogs couldn't have asked for a better way to get ready for the College World Series than what the SEC provided.
“That's the beauty of our league,” Henderson said on Tuesday. “You look around and there are a lot of close games in our league. Our league is a great way to prepare for postseason. If we didn't have three of them matched up in super regionals, you would have more making the trip to Omaha. I think the league does a great job of preparing you to play tight games.”
MSU could not have asked for a more close and competitive situation than what it saw in Nashville, Tennessee, last weekend against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the super regional.
After MacNamee did it again with a game-winning home run to lift the Bulldogs over the Commodores 10-8 in game one, Vanderbilt hit a walk off home run to earn a 4-3 second-game victory.
That led to a one-game showdown for the right to get to Omaha on Sunday and the back-and-forth outing
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